THE leading wicket-taker in the history of women’s county cricket has been confirmed as one of Northern Superchargers’ first four domestic signings in The Hundred.

Yorkshire leg-spinner Katie Levick joins fellow spin bowlers Helen Fenby and Georgia Davis, as well as Bess Heath, at the Headingley-based outfit,

The four domestic players will join a squad captained by England international Lauren Winfield. It also features Australian superstar Alyssa Healy.

Winfield said: “It’s great to be able to announce four of our domestic signings. We found in the Kia Super League that your non-international players play such a massive role and it’s important to get the right people in.

“I think in Katie Levick we’ve got one of the best spinners in the country – as she’s shown in county cricket – and we’ve got some other really talented players.

“Together with the England and overseas players we’ve already announced, we’re beginning to take shape and I’m looking forward to the whole squad coming together.”

Meanwhile, Yorkshire’s Hollie Armitage has been tempted into a move down south by Lydia Greenway’s Oval Invincibles, where she will join up with former England seamer Tash Farrant.

Trent Rockets will have an England spin duo in the shape of Sarah Glenn and Mady Villiers - as well as Scottish international Kathryn Bryce - while Manchester Originals have announced four players who represent Lancashire in county cricket, including World Cup winner Alex Hartley.

The Hundred women’s competition kicks off on July 22, with the men’s competition getting underway a week earlier on July 17.

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